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Sunday, 17 Apr 2016




PIREPS:

Zenith Zodiac Stew tells us out about his “expedited takeoff” from Puerto Rico. He also gets to play Aircraft Repo Guy with a Zenith Zodiac he received from his grandfather.
Cessna 310
Stu talks about selling his beloved Cessna twin, and the completion of his multi-engine ATP rating. He also mentions his visit to Sun-n-Fun 2016.
Elk Hauler
Mike creates a buzz as he talks about his new book project. He also discusses staying IFR current and meeting PTS standards. He also relates flying into challenging back country strips where you have to be on your game.
Product Review:
Cessna 310 Delorme Inreach vs. Spot Connect

Mike describes his experiences with both the Delorme InReach and Spot Connect products. He had difficulty with the bluetooth interface on the Spot product, so he switched to the Delorme Inreach. It has a better interface, allows 2-way text and is more reliable.

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51:36
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Saturday, 1 Aug 2015


PIREPS:

The Stuews meet up at EAA AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Stu describes a good tail wind while flying an Extreme Decathlon. Mike flew his trusty Cessna 180, and Stew flew in the back of a Southwest 737.
AirVenture 2015

Stew announces his new position as Chief Pilot for Stu’s US Sport Aircraft and Mike details his experience flying the FISKE arrival into Oshkosh.

The Stuews also describe some of the new and interesting things they’ve seen at the show. These include:
  • Dynon SkyView ADS-B Out
  • Coradine Log X Pro
  • Apple Watch

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34:46
33.4 mb

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Saturday, 28 Feb 2015




PIREPS:

Cessna 310 Stew tells us about his new job as an assistant chief pilot for a part 141 flight school. He also describes his flight bringing a new Cessna 310Q from the Pacific Northwest to its new home in Texas.
US Sport Aviation Expo Stu describes his trip to Sebring Florida for the US Sport Aviation Expo. He also tells us about their new Xtreme Decathlon aerobatic plane.

Breaking out of the clouds Mike has been flying quite a bit, including some IFR and night flying. He also relates getting back into "real" IFR vs flying under the hood.
Pilot Selfies The crew discusses the "selfie pilot" and how chains of errors lead to accidents. We also talk about Ballistic Recovery Parachutes and advanced avionics.


FEATURED SITE:

Survival Beyond the Forced Landing Air Safety Foundation
Mike contributed an article to the Air Safety Foundation's survival guide. Not every forced landing results in fatalities or even injuries, but a little knowledge on what to do in a survival situation can go a long way. The AOPA Air Safety Institute discusses survival kit essentials and what actions you can take to help reduce the time it takes to get found.

For more information, be sure to also download Survive: Beyond the Forced Landing PDF article.

Mountain Flying Bible We also highly recommend the Mountain Flying Bible by Sparky Imeson.

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1:02:07
57.1 mb

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Thursday, 6 Nov 2014




PIREPS:

Landing Strip lit by Headlights Mike tells us about landing at Lava Hot Springs by use of a pickup truck headlights for runway lighting. He also relates his experiences at Sulphur Creek's restaurant.
Cessna 310Q Stu finally completes his multi-engine commercial on his 2014 race for ratings. He also describes a true single engine landing when an engine would not un-feather on his checkride.

Red Bull Air Races Stew was fortunate enough to attend the Red Bull Air Races in Fort Worth. He tells us about how high winds caused pilots to slice dozens of pylons during time trials.
ForeFlight on iPhone 6+ The crew discusses the newest iPhone offerings from Apple and options available for pilots.


FEATURED SITE:

generalaviationnews.com GeneralAviationNews.com
The GA News team has done a great job of expanding their content to social media as well as a super web site and free print editions at most FBOs.


PRODUCT REVIEW:

Garmin D2 Watch Garmin D2 Pilot Watch
This watch is really 3 functions: a pilot watch; a GPS receiver, and an outdoor/hiking watch. As a pilot watch, it's really good with a plethora of stats, plenty of room for flight plans, and much more. As a general GPS receiver, it's not so special. It has Bluetooth connectivity, but it's only used for transferring flight plans from the Garmin iPad app to the watch. It does not actively communicate during flight.

It shows lat/lon, and a very basic moving map, but that's about it for general GPS functions. Stew also noticed that the GPS derived altitude was much different than panel mounted GPS or barometric altimeters.

The hiking mode has a ton of great features for runners, geocachers, etc. It also has some features that allow you to control the Garmin action cam from the D2 watch.

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50:13
46.2 mb

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Sunday, 15 Jun 2014




PIREPS:

Rich Stowell Mike tells us about an FAA training event held recently in Idaho Falls. His special guest was Rich Stowell - the Spin Doctor. The idea was for Rich and Mike to do some spin training for the crowd, but this required an FAA waiver to allow the display to be done over the airport at an altitude where spectators could see what was happening. Mike relates the process and response of working with 2 FSDOs to obtain the aerobatic waiver.
MountianAir Resort After the demonstration, Mike headed off on a 3300 mile cross country trip in his Cessna 180. The trip included several segments in and out of IMC. He also had a great visit at Mountainair, a private resort airpark, then on to Sporty's in Clermont County, OH.

Xtreme Decathlon Stu tells us about his company becoming an American Champion dealer, and ordering their first Xtreme Decathlon. He also recites his ambitious training goals for the year. He reported success on passing the ATP written test. Next up is the multi-engine commercial checkride, then multi-engine instructor (MEI), and finally Airline Transport Pilot (ATP).

To accomplish all these multi-engine goals, Stu and his business partner purchased a Cessna 310Q. Stew was kind enough to volunteer to help fly it anytime.
Runaway King Air Stu also relates a sad incident where a mechanic taxing a King Air experienced a runaway engine that turned him into a pair of parked Cessna 172s. One Cessna wing was essentially chewed off, and another "trimmed" a few feet. Luckily no one was injured, but it was an expensive afternoon for a King Air's insurance company.

In addition to groveling for multi-engine time, Stew completed his Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic (FIRC) at American Flyers. He was also guest lecturer on human factors in the cockpit for the McKinney Aviation Academy program. He's also starting to study for his ATP written test, and has been challenged to beat Stu's score of 94.


FEATURED SITE:

AvWxWorkshops.com AvWxWorkshops.com
Stew describes this subscription based web site that has an extensive series of tutorials and webinars on a variety of weather topics. For those that have a strong interest in weather phenomenon, or for the IFR pilot that wants to be really prepared, this is a good way to get the applied knowledge of weather systems and patterns.


PRODUCT REVIEW:

Stratus II Stratus II ADS/B Receiver
This ADHRS, ADS/B and GPS receiver provides multiple ways to connect to an iPad, as well as integration with ForeFlight, the most popular electronic flight bag for general aviation pilots. Mike notes that the NexRad radar available via ADS/B is not as high resolution as composite radar available in ForeFlight from WiFi or cellular data sources. However, it's all available at altitude when cell service is long forgtten. Mike also noted the ADHRS response rate was a bit sluggish compared to panel mounted systems, but since it's designed to be a standby backup, it's more than adequate in those situations.

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1:14:50
68.8 mb

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